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Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion 11-13-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 183
Posted By RustyNCa
No, I'm running 17" wheels on the TBird with...

No, I'm running 17" wheels on the TBird with 275x45 tires, they are just to wide to fit in there unless I go to extra lengths to squeeze them in. It might not be a problem on the leaf spring tbirds,...
Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion 11-13-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 183
Posted By RustyNCa
Good point about the long term effect of leaving...

Good point about the long term effect of leaving the system fully pressurized. I hadn't thought about that, but I don't leave my vehicles sitting in the garage with the parking brake set, I only...
Forum: 1958 T0 1960 Squarebirds - Disc Brake Conversion 11-13-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 183
Posted By RustyNCa
I'd first figure out what type of disc setup was...

I'd first figure out what type of disc setup was used in the rear. Some kits don't include a parking brake option which makes them much cheaper.

I've always thought, what about adding a line lock...
Forum: Anything Goes! 10-29-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By RustyNCa
I have the same story about aftermarket flex...

I have the same story about aftermarket flex fans. Happened at the worst time, on a long 4x4 trip in my Land Cruiser. We were out in the Nevada desert on a week long trip. Blade comes off, goes...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-23-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By RustyNCa
Unless the bumper has cutouts for the exhaust I...

Unless the bumper has cutouts for the exhaust I tend to like to keep my car's exhaust out of view, so it's heard but not seen.

On my tbird tho, my exhaust guy didn't do it that way. We ended up...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 10-19-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 760
Posted By RustyNCa
Nice car

I wonder how they did the door treatment, it's actually kinda cool.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-28-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By RustyNCa
Without the steering box, maybe you can run the...

Without the steering box, maybe you can run the Sanderson shorty headers? Seems like there is all kinds of room on the passenger side?

I take it you went with a rack? Did you post a write up or...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-28-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By RustyNCa
I missed the part about leather.... had a guy...

I missed the part about leather.... had a guy come change a blue leather couch to black in our garage once... been 5 plus years, still looks great.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-27-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By RustyNCa
Have you checked with local paint supply houses? ...

Have you checked with local paint supply houses? I had some SEM Vinyl paint custom tinted at a local paint supply house. They color matched what I needed and put it in aerosol cans for me.

Just...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-07-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By RustyNCa
I have a set of them that were in the trunk of...

I have a set of them that were in the trunk of one of my TBirds still in the packaging?

Regarding Diamond Back Tires, I had them on our 65 Special. They drove great, looked good, made the white...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By RustyNCa
My 58 has two adjust-o-ring mirrors mounted on...

My 58 has two adjust-o-ring mirrors mounted on the fenders. I've never gotten the passenger side adjusted where it shows anything useful. When I repaint the car, I'm not planning to put the mirror...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-23-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By RustyNCa
I put a C6 in my 58, it went pretty smooth...

I put a C6 in my 58, it went pretty smooth really. I'm not 100% happy with how I have the linkage working. But my problem is more with the linkage hanging up on the exhaust a bit. Linkage worked...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-31-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By RustyNCa
Well, I'd say you had better luck than I. I like...

Well, I'd say you had better luck than I. I like the sound of the flow masters on my Olds, but they drone so bad it will clear your sinus at 2k rpm. My 3rd gen Camaro had a single flowmaster made...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 05-29-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By RustyNCa
Flowmaster's don't sound very good with them out...

Flowmaster's don't sound very good with them out toward the end of the system where they would end up on a squarebird. They also tend to drone really bad, personally I'd avoid them.

My 65 had a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-09-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By RustyNCa
Yes, the Cobra rear end cradles I have are...

Yes, the Cobra rear end cradles I have are complete units, have disc brakes, anti roll bars, shocks, the whole thing. With a limited slip geared at 3.56... :)

I'd post a photo.... but to much...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-06-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By RustyNCa
Maybe he is doing an 8.8 out of an explorer that...

Maybe he is doing an 8.8 out of an explorer that is an old school iron straight axle?

I have a few Mustang Cobra 8.8s laying around, I have thought about swapping the whole cradle into my TBird,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-26-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,876
Posted By RustyNCa
My Summit Racing list shows it was a Tuff Stuff...

My Summit Racing list shows it was a Tuff Stuff Pump TFF-1421. The pulley I got from a local FE guy that seemed to know what I needed to line everything up correctly. I also got a three groove crank...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-25-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,876
Posted By RustyNCa
Opps, forgot to mention, I am running an...

Opps, forgot to mention, I am running an aftermarket alum water pump, no surge tank and yes, I had the hood off while I was replacing it all. Never thought about the hood being an issue, sorry.

And...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-19-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By RustyNCa
I was just inquisitive, I'm running a bagged four...

I was just inquisitive, I'm running a bagged four link in my 29 coupe, but I'd never be able to tell if there was any lateral movement in it. The bais ply tires probably induce more lateral movement...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-19-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By RustyNCa
I'm curious, if you are running a triangulated 4...

I'm curious, if you are running a triangulated 4 link, why the panhard bar?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-15-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,876
Posted By RustyNCa
I used the Hayden one for dual fans, #3654. I...

I used the Hayden one for dual fans, #3654. I think I paid just under $50 for it on Amazon.

Here's a link to my photos of ole "BigBird" as my kids call...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-15-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,876
Posted By RustyNCa
They are actually MIG welded on there, if no one...

They are actually MIG welded on there, if no one will make fun of my welding, I can post another photo that shows it better......

My radiator is original to the car. But we did re-core it with a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-15-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,876
Posted By RustyNCa
Yes you can post them. FWIW, this setup is on a...

Yes you can post them. FWIW, this setup is on a 390 with a 671 blower, so far I've had zero heating issues with her, but I have not run her during the summer yet.

Yeah, I didn't think to post the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 03-15-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,876
Posted By RustyNCa
I went with one for a 1998 Ford Contour 2.5l V6. ...

I went with one for a 1998 Ford Contour 2.5l V6. Rockauto's part number for it was Dorman 620104.

Since photobucket has changed how they work, I don't know how to share photos well anymore...

You...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-03-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,680
Posted By RustyNCa
Ah, okay, I was trying to picture how it...

Ah, okay, I was trying to picture how it functioned, that makes alot more sense now.

Regarding the power steering pump, we can't use the factory pump to power the rack?
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